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Nov 14, 2012 11:00am PST
is a focus on the next election instead of a focus on them. and, i don't have another election. and you know, michelle and i were talking last night about, you know, what an incredible honor and privilege it is to -- to be put in this position. and there are people all across the country, millions of folks who have worked so hard to help us get elected. but there are also millions of people that may not have voted for us and are also counting on us. we take that responsibility very seriously. i take that responsibility very seriously. and -- i hope and intend to be an even better president in the second term than i was in the first. jonathan karl? >> thank you, mr. president. of senator john mccain and senator lindsey graham both said they want watergate style hearings on the attack in benghazi. they said if you nominate susan rice for secretary of state, they will do everything they can to block her nomination. i would like your reaction to that. would those threats deter you from making a nomination like that? >> i'm not going to comment at this point on -- various nominations tha
ABC
Nov 8, 2012 12:00am PST
were -- we were not here last night. we were off last night because of election coverage. in case you hadn't heard, president obama defeated mitt romney last night. we know this for sure despite the fact that the returns from florida still have not been counted. some people had to wait five, six hours to vote there. what goes on in florida? they had four years to fix this and -- four years to fix things before that. [ laughter ] we need to make sure florida never gets the olympics. [ laughter ] the -- [ applause ] got 303 electoral votes to romney's 206. obama led among women and minority voters while romney led among white means and banana republic man ne kips. romney lost his home state of massachusetts. paul ryan lost his home state of wisconsin. i would not want to be paul ryan's shake weight today. probably getting a vigorous. a lot of people are wondering what the president will do differently in his second term. i'm hoping obama announces this will be the black half of his presidency. [ applause ] the last four years were pretty white. i'd like to see him put a little more funk
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 4:00am PST
>>> this morning, bracing for a showdown. >> the president breaks his post-election silence today to weigh in on that looming fiscal cliff. the house speaker, already drawing a line in the sand to our diane sawyer. it is a major issue facing washington. even the government says, without a deal, the results will be recession. >>> it's the candid moments so many folks are talking about today. a very emotional president obama, just hours after his big win. >>> and cancer scare for an abc star. brooke burke speaking about the health crisis and the surgery she now faces. >>> and damaged on delivery. a train survivors a transocean trip, only to be wrecked at the dock. >>> good morning, everybody. we begin with the impending budget faceoff that has the country teetering on the edge of a fiscal cliff. >> president obama will speak from the white house today about his game plan to grow the economy as well as cut the deficit. and republicans say they are ready to make it happen. abc's tahman bradley is in washington this morning. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, paula and ro
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
. victory lap. it was a modern american election. that gave president obama four more years. >> i believe we can seize this future together. >> how did a new patchwork of americans come together to give him the win? and force a tough gut-check moment for the republican party? >> paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> can they recover? and change with the changing america? what is the world saying tonight? how about wall street? and what did the president do today to help the country heal? now, two american families turn the page. the romneys, pulling together. the obamas starting a new chapter in this white house. and the abc news powerhouse team is everywhere, on this historic day for america. live, from abc's election headquarters, this is a special "world news" with diane sawyer. >> good evening. and it was a day of celebration for president obama and a day of soul-searching for the republican party. and a reality check for a nation, seeking to move forward as a hard-fought election. tonight, your voice has become your vote, and these a
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
majority leader talking about compromise the day after the election. democrat and republican leaders in california say rez obama needs to seize on this opportunity. >> listen to individual members on both sides. develop the relationships that are necessary when you have big, difficult problems.. >> republicans need to lack for places where they can work with the president that would be government reform. they need to make a better case on the tax policies. >> today john boehner stressed election was not a mandate for raising taxs.. >> and stocks sank on wall street. dow saw the worst day of the year. the nasdaq and dow drop considerably. others a they expect that had drop off if barack obama won. the president and congress cannot agree on an expiring $800 billion plan. >> workers strike against railly supermarket led to an arrest. tonight union employees gathering to show solidarity. alan wong is live at the railly's tonight with the story. >> there are communications director arrested here at the knob hill store. i'm told there is a dispute over a paycheck so a company spokesperson
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 5:30pm PST
the re-elected president weighs in on your taxes, the petraeus scandal and issues a blazing challenge to those criticizing his u.n. ambassador on benghazi. >> you want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >>> romney's revelation. what he said today about blacks, hispanics and why he thinks obama really won. >>> made in america. would a big corporate giant like sears take your idea and have it made in china? this small town inventor says yes and tries to take them on. >>> and fakeout. what is he doing? was he really pushed? how about him? the crackdown tonight. >>> good evening. we begin with the president. eight days after his re-election energized and diving straight into the headlines. at his first press conference today, he talked about the scandal that took down the head of the cia, the looming fiscal crisis that could raise taxes for everyone on january 1st and then, he came out swinging in defense of one member of his team. and abc's jonathan karl was right there in that room asking questions. jon? >> reporter: diane, this was a confident president today, eag
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
david petraeus and his affair until november 7th. the day after the election. >> a bay area company making history for zibing car of the future tesla motors car of the career as abc 7 explains it's the first in more ways than one. as he fluged into charges, craig is lusting after the silver sedan. >> interest is a reservation two years. >> now, the waiting list may grow longer as it becomes first nongasoline car ever to become the car of the year. >> we're happy to achieve it. >> it points out model f and cars from porsche and lexus. >> they thoes chose model s. it's something never happened before. >> the model f is a family car but draws its roots from the roadster. there is a low century of gravity.ydnw >> he set out to build this car as an electric vehicle. i think that goes to show you start from scratch. >> it's not a cheap product priced between $50 and $100,000. but to craig keith, it's worth it. >> he says we're not trying to build the best electric car. we're trying to build the best car. >> tesla is not wasting time. it's due out in time for 2014 model year. in san jose,
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
company out of business. >> now, on to yesterday's big election in san francisco, a contested race for supervisor is too close to call tonight. returns updated today show former city commissioner with a lead of 331 votes over norman yee in district 7. in district five, however, ultras are clear. the supervisor is likely out after less than 10 months in office, possibly because of the vote supporting reinstated sheriff ross mirkarimi. she got a lot of heat about that vote. we're live with more on the story. uz counting continus at city hall. i talked to the elections director. he tells me did he not believe those ballots are going to change the outcome in district five, where it appears incumbent has been unseated. closed today. and she did not return phone calls. but her apparent political demise is the talk around city hall. she was appointed to the seat in january to replace ross mirkarimi. when the mayor attempted to toss mirkarimi from the position, after a domestic violence incident with his wife, she was one of four supervisors voted to give him his job back. >> i believe that co
ABC
Nov 12, 2012 4:00am PST
the deal. >> i absolutely believe there is. >> we need to put politics aside. the election is over. >> reporter: it's the same tone we heard from major players. >> i'm open pro compho comproe myself. >> reporter: speaker boehner said they would have to avoid nasty fights and according to "the new york times," they seemed to listen. but it could push the country offer the fiscal cliff, the 1st of january. that's when the number of tax cuts expired dubbed taxmageddon. and severe cuts that defense spending would be triggered. the sticking point on avoiding that cliff -- taxes. the president campaigned on and won on letting tax cuts for the rich expire. a leading republican said no. >> no republican is going to vote for higher tax rates. we will generate revenue from eliminating deductions from loopholes. >> reporter: if that sounds like the argument we heard before, you're right. that rates for the rich rise. are we headed for that cliff? >> so if the republicans will not agree with that, we will reach a point at the end of this year where all the tax cuts expire and we'll start over
ABC
Nov 8, 2012 1:40am PST
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ABC
Nov 15, 2012 4:00am PST
won the election. >>> and you snooze, you lose. new reasons why hitting that snooze button spells trouble. all over my body. pn it just wouldn't go away. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia, thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain. and for some people, it can work in as early as the first week of treatment. so now i can plan my days and accomplish more. lyrica is not for everyone. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior, or any swelling or affected breathing or skin, or changes in eyesight, including blurry vision or muscle pain with fever or tired feeling. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain, and swelling of hands, legs and feet. don't drink alcohol while taking lyrica. don't drive or use machinery until you know how lyrica affects you. with less pain, i
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 5:30pm PST
network television interview about mitt romney, the big campaign, the tough election defeat. one week ago, millions of americans saw his name on the ballot running for vice president of the united states. tonight, abc's jonathan karl sits down with him to ask why did they lose? how did it go wrong on election night? >> reporter: how much of a shock was it? >> well, you know, we thought we had a very good chance of winning. you know, the polling and the data and all the people who are the smart people who watch this stuff, they had a pretty optimistic view on the night, and so going into boston that day, we felt like we had a pretty darn good chance of winning, so, as you can imagine, it was a bit of a shock when we didn't win. >> reporter: you were the running mate. was that the campaign paul ryan would have run? >> oh, gosh. you know, i think when you join a ticket three months out, you join somebody's campaign. i was really impressed with the way mitt and ann brought us into the fold, so i was very encouraged by that. i really enjoyed it, and i wanted to run a big campaign on ideas.
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 4:00am PST
political season in israel. there's an election in january. it's unclear what the appetite is for a ground incursion. however, what of course is clear, neither israel or hamas nor the other militant groups here are backing down. >> all right. elections are on the horizon. alex marquardt, live in gaza. thanks for your insight this morning. stay safe, alex. >>> moving on to our other big story of the week. david petraeus is expected to face some pretty tough questions this morning over how the cia handled the attack in benghazi. >> it's the first time top lawmakers had a chance to question petraeus since he was caught up in that sex scandal. abc's preeti arla has a preview of today's hearings from washington. >> reporter: general david petraeus heads to capitol hill today to face lawmakers. he will meet behind closed doors with the house and senate intelligence committees. his testimony comes a week after he stepped down as cia director after admitting to an extramarital affair. >> director petraeus went to tripoli. he interviewed many of the people, as i understand it, that were invo
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
its attorney to withdraw the line of defense. >>> the day after the election it is back to work for the president after a grueling campaign. president obama and his family arrived back at the white house tonight. the president and congress have a big deadline to contend with. on january 1st, an $800 billion tax cut will expire and analysts say it will hurt the nation's economic recovery. the president called top ranking democrats and republicans to talk about the work ahead. republicans seemed willing to compromise. >> we also have the problem of our fiscal imbalance overnight. certainly won't do it in a lame duck session of congress. the house stands ready to work with you to do what is best for our country. >> the president will have to work with republicans to make that happen. republicans have control of the house. there are still nine undecided seats, but it will not affect control of the body. democrats have the power. they have 54 eastbound ins in their caucus and one independent senator who is expected to lean democratic. despite the majority, the senate still needs 60 votes
ABC
Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
today california leaders say the solution can be found in what happened on election day. >> on this veterans day, congresswoman nancy pelosi saluted the service of our veterans but spoke extensively about the fiscal cliff. >> we have a deficit we have to deal with. we he to do it with growth, contraction of jobs and cuts and revenue. >> when she returns to washington, she'll be facing a house of representatives still led by republicans who continue to dig their heals in against raising taxes on the wealthy. >> the american people have spoken. the president made tax fairness a center pee -- center northeastpiece of his campaign. >> a sentiment he can bowed by the governor. >> our correct as nation that can govern itself is on the chopping block, and, yes, cuts going forward of certain commitments, that has to be addressed and so also revenue, and revenue means taxes. >> brown championed proposition 30. it passed last week and will raise $6 million a year by slightly hiking sales taxes and raising income taxes on high-wage earners. >> i can tell you in california, you can always cut s
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
bitter election over, both sides seem ready, however to, find common ground. >> not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. >> i don't want to box myself in or anyone else in. i think that it's important to come to an agreement with the president. this is his opportunity to lead. >> president ob yumma scheduled to begin negotiations on a federal budget deal. the talk of taf f taxes was a bitter pill forg]!mp investors o swallow. stocks dove then recovered to finish flat today. dow jones gained four points. stock market lost 2% of the value this week. >> right now, in san jose, people still signing up for free holiday food from sake kret kred hard community service. 2000 families started lining up in the rain lastíxÑ night. >> not too good. >> she is describing what holidayings would be like in her house. she is weight around the corner from the front door, halfway down the street. crystal spent the night in cold and rain to get a better spot. >> we've got a house full of people. eight people living in our house. so... we're crowded. money
ABC
Nov 8, 2012 1:05am PST
attorney to withdraw the line of defense. >>> the day after the election it is back to work for the president after a grueling campaign. president obama and his family arrived back at the white house tonight. the president and congress have a big deadline to contend with. on january 1st, an $800 billion tax cut will expire and analysts say it will hurt the nation's economic recovery. the president called top ranking democrats and republicans to talk about the work ahead. republicans seemed willing to compromise. >> we also have the problem of our fiscal imbalance overnight. certainly won't do it in a lame duck session of congress. the house stands ready to work with you to do what is best for our country. >> the president will have to work with republicans to make that happen. republicans have control of the house. there are still nine undecided seats, but it will not affect control of the body. bound insthey have 54 eastboundn their caucus and one independent senator who is expected to lean democratic. despite the majority, the senate still needs 60 votes to pass most legislation.
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
questions during a news conference following the election. three issues cia sex scandal. the president says this drama has no bearing on national security. tax cuts, he says the nation cannot afford tax breaks for wealthyest americans and says anyone who has an issue with un ambassador susan rice, a possible choice for secretary of state should go after him not her. rice has come under skrut my on the handling of attacks on the u.s. embassy in ben dwaz gazy some republicans vowed to block the phone shall nomination. the president took a wide range of questions for nearly an hour and talk btd resignation of david petraeus and discovered -- discussed mandatory spending cuts and tax increases will take affect. >> top priority has to be jobs and growth. got to build on progresses we've made. we've got a growing, thriving middle class. >> republicans say they're willing to make a deal but are adammant taxes not increase. dow jones fell today on news a deal is not close. nancy pelosi says she wants to keep her role, her post as house minority leader. she will run to keep her job. t
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
newly elected president. >> we're getting a clearer picture of how the president won. he lost white voters by 20 points to mr. romney but won the women's vote and among nonwhites had 80% to romney's 20%. romney couldn't believ believe -- romney gave a gracious speech. >> i so wish i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction but the nation chose another leader. >> we have fought our way back. we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> obama won ohio, the critical swing state with 18 electoral votes. the state now voted for the winning presidential candidate in the last 13 elections. and no republican won without the state of ohio. >> the president will face the same divide at congress, democrats will retain control of the senate. republicans lost three key senate seats. two independents generally vote with them. there is now a record high number of women serving in the senate. women hold 19 of the seats. the house is staying in republican hands with 233 republicans and 185 democrats. and nancy pelosi'
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 7:00am PST
two days after the election. saying any tax increase would be unacceptable. the standoff, now, already set, as the president gets surprisingly emotional. >> i'm really proud of all of you. and, uh -- >> in this brand-new footage, released overnight. >>> armed and dangerous. the massive manhunt for the bank robber called the ak-47 bandit. now, caught on tape, holding up banks across the west with an automatic rifle. police racing to track him down before he strikes again. >>> and the surprising revelation from the woman we all know from the dance floor. brooke burke-charvet's surprising diagnosis. the 41-year-old superfit mother of four's new health battle. >>> always nice to see that we are well-protected here in times square. good morning, everyone. robin is on the mend. elizabeth vargas is back. and, boy, so much anger building up here in the northeast. tens of thousands, now, day 11 without power. the utility companies are under fire for that. and gas is still so hard to find for so many who need it. >> 77% of fuel stations, gas stations, in new york city, are closed. have
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 1:40am PST
his re-election. >> as if he doesn't have enough on his plate. right? >>> also this half hour, we have reported here about dangers of cheerleading. go team. go, rob. go "world news now." you probably know where we're going with this one. we have the latest example from last night in the nba. >> pretty horrific to watch. we'll tell you exactly how this one ended. >> hope she's okay. >>> we're hearing this morning from paul ryan. he tells our john karl about the shock of last tuesday night and whether president obama now has a mandate to govern in his second term. some interesting comments from the former veep candidate. >> whether or not he is considering 2016. >>> we mentioned the guy the voice of elmo yesterday in ""the skinny,"" well, a distinctly adult story involving a children's character with new developments. stay with us for that. >>> we begin with the first pictures of paula broadwell since it was revealed she did have an affair with david petraeus. broadwell, as you can see here, was seen at her brother's house in washington right there in the window eating and having a
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 5:30pm PST
were told about this on wednesday, the day after president obama was re-elected. they were told by the director of national intelligence, james clapper. on thursday, president obama was informed about this situation. the entire situation, the fbi investigation, as well as the affair. general petraeus called the national security adviser, said he wanted to talk to the president. at that meeting yesterday, he offered to resign. president obama thought about it and conferred with aides, and today called petraeus and accepted that resignation. the new acting director of the cia will be the number two, the deputy director, mike morell, with whom president obama has worked closely, during the osama bin laden raid, planning, for instance, and he has the inside track. but this does come at an awkward time for the cia. they are going to be called to congress next week to talk about what went wrong at benghazi and, of course, the cia is under constant pressure because of the threat of terrorist attack, diane. >> thank you, jake. and jake will be back in a moment on other news. but first, we
ABC
Nov 10, 2012 12:00am PST
, probably the only business in america that complains about being busy, right? still no election results from florida yet. florida is the post office of states. the election has been over for three days, but already, there's a new survey that says hillary clinton is favored to win the iowa caucuses in 2016. [ laughter ] you think they could have at least waited until we peeled the "i voted" stickers off our jackets. survey showed hillary clinton with 58% of the vote. vice president biden with 17%. new york governor andrew cuomo at 6% and massachusetts senator elect elizabeth warren with 3%. a woman who has not yet expressed any interest in running is well ahead of some other people who aren't running. good study. [ laughter ] we can't let them do this again. no christmas decorations in october, no election talk until -- october 2015, right? that's reasonable. [ cheers and applause ] meanwhile, some big sex news out of washington today. the director of the cia, general david petraeus turned in his resignation today while admitting having an extramarital affair. he said, after being marrie
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 11:35pm PST
more dramatic story is who got him there. it was a history-making election, where blacks, hispanics and single women made themselves heard like never before. >>> another storm. tonight, powerful winds, snow and rain are barrelling down on the already punch drunk east coast, forcing mandatory evacuations on the heels of superstorm sandy's devastation. we are on the ground in the hardest hit communities. >>> and, biting apple. lukewarm sales for the new ipad mini. stock prices crumbling to a five-month low. are competitors finally getting the best of the house that jobs built? >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 7th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. well, as the happy obama family flew back to washington today, a few conservative pundits observed that if only america had the same demographics as it did under ronald reagan, mitt romney would have won. yes. and if jonie loves chachi was still in primetime, people wouldn't laugh at my parachute pants. the country is chan
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
any classified information was disclosed. in his first news conference since re-election, the president praised petraeus. >> safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. my main home -- hope is that this ends up being a single side note on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career. >> broadwell is being investigated for storing significant information at her home. she has had her security clearance suspended and she could face prosecution. >>> mitt romney is telling his top donors that president obama won re-election eight days ago in part because of, quote, gifts he gave to minorities and young voters. romney discusses the african-american community and the hispanic community saying the dream act amnesty program was a big gift. he also mentioned the president's health care overhaul. >> the president's campaign focused on certain members of his base coalition and gives them extraordinary financial gifts from the government and then it works aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> the giving away free stuff is a hard thing to compete with. >> on the call romne
ABC
Nov 8, 2012 7:00am PST
the day after the election. what's behind the huge plunge? and what it means for your bank account. >>> high-speed heist. a jaw-dropping robbery in the middle of the day. thieves on motorcycles roar into a mall, ripping off hundreds of thousands in jewelry. and it's all caught on tape. >>> and girl power. the 9-year-old tearing up the gridiron, leaving the boys in her dust. and it's only her first season on the field. we'll hear from the boys she's beating. and we'll talk to her, live. >>> good morning, everyone. boy, sam is about the prettiest running back i've ever seen. >> she is. i just said, take that, cheerleaders. i can say that, as a former cheerleader. >> hello to robin, recovering. as you see, elizabeth vargas is here. president obama back at the white house right now. his first big challenge, negotiate a new budget deal with congress. the speaker of the house says he's open -- suggests he's open to a compromise on taxes. and you have to pay attention to this. these negotiations are going to affect everyone's taxes before next year. we're going to get into that just ahead
ABC
Nov 11, 2012 6:00am PST
phoenix is jumping in trying to lure california k we take a look at what's happening. >>> on election night governor jerry brown celebrated the passage of proposition 30. 54% of voters decided to raise income taxes on the stat's top earners and agreed to a hike in sales taxes. >> we think the recent tax package that was passed that really targets what we call high performers or producers from an economic perspective is going to really start to dislodge the serial ceo management and places in places like silicon valley. >> in a bid to turn it into opportunity. the greater phoenix council launched a new program this week aimed at luring california companies away. >> we think it will happen. we know virginia, north carolina, texas, south carolina will be in the target talking to california businesses. we want to present a greater opportunity for phoenix. >> the phoenix group hopes to fly in 50 ceos. they are interested in luring leaders of companies with 200 employees or more to intro them to arizona's lower tax structure. >> we would encourage them to go because once they go to a place
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 6:00am PST
towards a pick-up truck but managed to escape. >>> president obama set to make first post-election comments today about actions needed to avoid so-called fiscal cliff we've been hearing about. that could plunge the economy back into resection. the president will be asking congressional republicans and democrats to work together to tackle the fiscal problems. he will be speaking from the white house 10:00 our time and you want to stay with abc7 morning news at 6:15 we go live to washington, d.c. for a preview of today's remarks. >>> traffic and weather together, next. here's a live look outside, golden gate bridge, looks like there might be a little mist nothing like the storms we had overnight. meteorologist mike nicco will tell you where those storms are going using live doppler hd. >>> also ahead, alaska airlines debuts a new fleet of aircraft. [ unintelligible ] >>> welcome back. one shower moving through the heart of san jose heading towards lincoln and almaden sliding to the south and east you can see it is going to head down 101 possibly to morgan hill as it heads into the hi
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Nov 8, 2012 6:00am PST
defeat supervisor christina alagi in tuesday's election one of four who vote give the sheriff his job back. mirkarimi was us is ed from office, following a domestic violence incident involving his wife before he was reinstated. >>> in four hours the bay area's newest shopping center will open. amy hollyfield got the jump on the rest of us, she is live in livermore with a preview -- >> reporter: the paragon outlet mall will be opening this first in 11 years. employees are gathering these are the people who will be doing the valet parking. security told us there is so much excitement, they had to turn people away who wanted to camp out and be the first here for the opening. the mall has 130 stores and restaurants. so many people are expected today that officials think there will be traffic delays in the area this is off of the 580 in livermore at the el charro exit. predict s are this will generate six to eight million dollars a -- year in sales tax revenue for livermore people in this area say that it is such a welcome relief after a few tough years. >> i see this humongous mall going
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
and it didn't happen. not likely to happen in the next election two years from now. question, would she step down? >> nancy pelosi announced she'd like to stay on. >> we have work to do. and i have made a decision to submit my name to serve as the house democratic leader. >> pelosi failed in the drive to take back the house and return as speaker but says that is not going to count against her. >> my colleagues made it clear. they must have coordinated because message was clear don't think of leaving. >> on election night i asked the spokesman for the committee if pelosi had failed. >> she's best fund-raiser in the history of american politics in the house. >> in 22 months she attended 650 fund raising events, raising $72 million for democratic members of congress. saying they could wind up with as many as eight more meets. >> i think expectation is that there is never a chance to get into the house again because of the restricting that took place. >> pelosi said she wants a seat at the table when the president calls. today, the president told reporters he will be calling congression
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 1:40am PST
obama is expected to deliver his first remarks on his agenda since election night. he'll make a statement from the white house about his plan to spur the economy and reduce the nation's deficit. meanwhile house speaker john boehner has already signaling his willingness to hammer out a budget deal in an exclusive interview with abc's diane sayer, boehner made it clear that he's not open to raising taxes, but he did express confidence he and the president could find some common ground. >>> sources tell abc news that talks are under way for a possible plea deal for congressman jesse jackson jr. the illinois democrat is currently being treated at the mayo clinic for bipolar disorder. the fbi is investigating jackson for improperly using campaign funds for personal purchases, potentially furniture at his home, but he coasted to victory tuesday, retaining his congressional seat, despite virtually no presence on the campaign trail. the only involvement, a robo call. had. voted since june 8. and missed every one of the 225 votes since. that goes to show his strong contingency there. >>
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Nov 10, 2012 4:00am PST
they want. >> reporter: and that's the problem. the president declared the election proof that americans agree with his approach, including the rich paying more, even though the congressional budget office says letting taxes increase for the rich, could cost 200,000 jobs. >> it would be a negative. but it would be digestible. and i think at the end of the day, necessary to address our long-term fiscal policy. >>> the opening negotiating position from the republicans seems to be, don't increase tax rates. but get rid of some deductions to bring in more tax money. that may not be enough to keep us from going over that fiscal cliff. but that fall may be enough to force political leaders to finally do something. >> if we do nail this down, reasonably so, i think the economy's off and running. so, we're just one piece of legislation away from a much stronger economy. >> reporter: but getting that one piece of legislation may prove very difficult. the president said the voters picked his path. and the house speaker, rightly points out that americans did return the republican house. d
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Nov 11, 2012 5:00am PST
trying to lure california k we take a look at what's happening. >>> on election night governor jerry brown celebrated the passage of proposition 30. 54% of voters decided to raise income taxes on the stat's top earners and agreed to a hike in sales taxes. >> we think the recent tax package that was passed that really targets what we call high performers or producers from an economic perspective is going to really start to dislodge the serial ceo management and places in places like silicon valley. >> in a bid to turn it into opportunity. the greater phoenix council launched a new ram this week aimed at luring california companies away. >> we think it will happen. north carolina, texas, south carolina will be in the target talking to california businesses. we want to present a greater opportunity for phoenix. >> the phoenix group hopes to fly in 50ceos. they are interested in luring leaders of companies with 200 employees or more to intro them to arizona's lower tax structure. >> we would encourage them to go because once they go to a place like that they will say this isn't, you know
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Nov 15, 2012 1:05am PST
sclosed. in his first news conference since re-election, the president praised petraeus. >> safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. my main home -- hope is that this ends up being a single side note on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career. >> broadwell is being investigated for storing significant information at her home. she has had her security clearance suspended and she could face prosecution. >>> mitt romney is telling his top donors that president obama won re-election eight days ago in part because of, quote, gifts he gave to minorities and young voters. romney discusses the african-american community and the hispanic community saying the dream act amnesty program was a big gift. he also mentioned the president's health care overhaul. >> the president's campaign focused on certain members of his base coalition and gives them extraordinary financial gifts from the government and then it works aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> the giving away free stuff is a hard thing to compete with. >> on the call romney says he talked with bill clinton. c
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
immediate moment, is when they vacated congress. >> they elected senators and a president and waiting for the u.s. government to collapse. whit does, they say they will take charge. >> we're working for limited government. >> the group follows common law,8ni and believes paying tas is optional its a matter of us being sovereign to rule our selfs.. >> this is all aáteÑ gigantic joke. >> mark with the southern law center tracks their activities. the republic leadership states it's not part of the sovereign movement and did not promote violence. he says the beliefs fit the ideology. >> they have the same set of ideas. the government is not lenl jit mitt. it's engaged in a massive rippoff of the citizens. >> this is not a crime. >> it said fbi doesn't get involved unless there is evidence of illegal activity. >> it's a priority. individuals who may become violent.ii? >> buckly says most crimes are schemes involving mortgage fraud or promises to relieve debt. the president of the group is in custody on fraud and tax charges. >> this man has been traveling around telling people t
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Nov 16, 2012 1:40am PST
election in israel is the worst fighting the region has seen in years. back in washington president obama has been having calls with leaders across the middle east. >> i want to express my appreciate to president obama for unequivocal clear sighted support for israel the right to defend itself. >> reporter: days after winning re-election, the president is faced with a widening conflict that has potential to destabilize an already unstable region. so, of course, in the united states and here in the region, everyone is hoping this is over quickly. no one can afford a wider war. >> thank you, christieian for that. >> the israeli military, media office, twitter account, gained 50,000 followers in the past 24 hours. hamas has a facebook page and all playing out on line and on in addition to the violence on the ground. >> hamas threatening israel saying they have opened the gates of hell by assassinating one of their top leaders. all of this began earlier this week. >> we will be back with more right after this. stay with us, everybody. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from o
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Nov 16, 2012 12:00am PST
actually great. and jake, by the way, is also the guy who, on election night, famously taught us this. >> i just want to make sure that everybody's clear on the fact that barack obama's not white. >> jimmy: that's the first i was hearing of it. and then, a multiple platinum selling country artist, jason aldean, from the bud light outdoor stage. jason will be performing on the american music awards, this sunday night here on abc, so, watch him there. we've got a very good lineup next week. tim allen been here, eric stonestreet, l.a. reid, simon cowell, demi lovato and music from amy mann and james mercer and flo rida will be here, too, so please watch it. if it weren't for our first guest tonight, the world might never have discovered how a very funny nazis hunchbacks can be. he holds the brain behind classics like "the producers," a monday more great films. a new box set celebrating his 65 years in entertainment, the incredible mel brooks, an irresistible collection of unhinged comedy is out now. please welcome mel brooks. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: how are you? >> it's almost
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Nov 15, 2012 4:30am PST
new jersey before the election last week parts of and new jersey are still without power. >>> registered sex offender caught volunteering at a south bay catholic school. it is illegal for a sex offender to be on school grounds he claims he had permission from the church. leslie brinkley has details. >> reporter: 51-year-old worked as a volunteer at the catholic school festival last month. they say someone recognized him as a sex offender and notified a santa clara county deputy onsite. he wasn't arrested because he had a letter with written permission from a church official to be there. he is a registered sex offender who reached a plea with the d.a. for molesting a young relative, more than a decade ago. he was at the school festival working the sound system with little to no supervision, with hundreds of kindergarten through 8th grade students in attendance. the pastor at st. francis and the diocese of san jose told the newspaper they had no information on the source of the letter, granting him permission to be on school property. that begs question is the letter valid?
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Nov 8, 2012 11:00am PST
tuesday's elections she was one of four who voted to give mirkarimi his job back. >>> mike is here with the storm that is now slowly coming upon us. >>> slowly is the key still not in some areas but it is on its way going to bring rain, small hail even snow could be possible. i'll give you a timetable for that we still have frost in the forecast too. >>> new outlet mall opens in the bay area today with dozens of stores, the jobs and of stores, the jobs and traffic it is creating. [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. call at&t now to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's the fastest internet for the price. our newly expanded advanced digital network gives you more of what you enjoy online. and with at&t, our wireless gateway turns your home into a private wi-fi hot spot that connects your wi-fi devices and
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Nov 14, 2012 11:35pm PST
re-election to give the president a jolt of confidence. >> i've got a mandate to help middle class families and families that are working hard to try to get in the middle class. that's my mandate. >> reporter: gone was the lackluster stumbling obama of the first debate in denver. >> well, ah, ah, ah. >> reporter: and gone, too, was the grimly determined campaigner of the final stretch. >> the status quo in washington has fought us every step of the way. >> reporter: the 44th president today was ready to rumble. you heard and saw it most emphatically when he leapt to the defense on susan rice, the u.n. ambassador. >> what this began has was a spontaneous, not a premeditated response to what had transpired in cairo. cairo, as you know, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated. >> reporter: rice is now a leading candidate to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. top republicans led by senators john mccain and lindsey graham, they vowed to block her nomination. >> i don't trust her. and the reason i don't tr
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Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm PST
board has resigned. he submitted his resignation wednesday, one day after winning re-election. the same day he recaused himself from a meeting about former student kunan. he is suing for the sexual abuse suffered years ago from two teachers in the district. wednesday's meeting ended with the board apologizing for adopting illegal strategies subjecting he was in part responsible for the abuse. also new at 11:00, it has been revealed port of oakland chief omar benjamin was part of the group that ran up a $4500 tab at a texas strip club and then had the port pay for it. full receipts were pre leased to the -- were released from the media. poo rt and maritime -- port and maritime directors submitted for reimbursement and they are on paid administrative leave. >>> the palo alto police department is holding a virtual ride along on twitter. a public information officer is sending out live tweets as he rides with a patrol officer until 1:00 a.m. a couple hours still to go on this along with donut jokes and a coffee break at starbucks. the tweets include a vehicle that was pulled over witho
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Nov 12, 2012 11:35pm PST
this past wednesday to alert the white house, notably after the election? and why didn't they alert relevant members of congress at all? officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer, which is illegal, but the fbi does not currently believe that any of it came from petraeus, and so far no charges have been filed against her. she has gone into hiding with her husband and sons, ages 4 and 6. shades on her family's charlotte home are drawn. a poignant note etched in chalk on their driveway, "dad loves mom." for his part, petraeus has reached out to old friends who say he is devastated. >> what's the first thing he said? >> he apologized. he said that he felt that he had let the team down and that he obviously wanted to make it -- to pull his family together and to try to recover from this. >> reporter: a long way from 2007 in iraq when he talked about the burdens of being the man then considered the nation's most trusted general. >> the job is so consuming. it is something that takes every waking minute of every day. >> reporter: either way, those duties took him away
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Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm PST
election. abc news will carry it live 10:30 a.m. our time. >>> well, three oakland police officers were reunited with a baby boy that they helped deliver on friday. know land -- noland shell miller is named after oakland's noland park, the spot where he was born. his father pulled in and asked for help as nolan's mother went into labor. this is surveillance video. nolam's mother gave birth in the family's suv with the help of police. now four days old noland was introduced to the officers and they gave him his first teddy bear. how sweet is that? >>> let's turn your attention to the weather forecast as we hit midweek. sand jaw patel is -- sandhya patel is back. >> it is a sweet looking forecast for midweek. let's show you the sunset. thisth is what noland came into. you can see the high clouds. it was a gorgeous day. let's check out live doppler 7hd and i will show you what it looks like. we do have some high clouds moving overhead so first thing in the morning this is what you will likely see. a combination of patchy fog and high clouds. certainly chilly in the morning. a warmer d
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am PST
, until the day after the election, even though agents knew about it a month earlier. fbi director robert mueller went to capitol hill wednesday, to defend the bureau's handling of the case. around the same time, the president was saying he has full confidence in the fbi but is waiting for a full explanation. >> i am withholding judgment. >> reporter: even as fbi agents continued to investigate the classified documents found in the computer of petraeus' mistress, the president said he knew of no security lapse. >> i have no evidence at this point, from what i have seen. >> reporter: but the department of defense has revoked the security clearance held by paula broadwell. as for the agent, fred humphries, his home outside tampa was dark last night, other than this car racing out of the driveway shortly after abc news arrived. >> sir, abc news? >> reporter: adding another bit of spice to the soap opera in tampa, reports that humphries had sent a picture of himself shirt less to jill kelley. his lawyer said that was true, but it was a joke between friends. he was standing on a shooting range
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Nov 10, 2012 1:05am PST
re-election. the same day he recaused himself from a meeting about former student kunan. he is suing for the sexual abuse suffered years ago from two teachers in the district. wednesday's meeting ended with the board apologizing for adopting illegal strategies subjecting he was in part responsible for the abuse. also new at 11:00, it has been revealed port of oakland chief omar benjamin was part of the group that ran up a $4500 tab at a texas strip club and then had the port pay for it. full receipts were pre leased to the -- were released from the media. poo rt and maritime -- port and maritime directors submitted for reimbursement and they are on paid administrative leave. >>> the palo alto police department is holding a virtual ride along on twitter. a public information officer is sending out live tweets as he rides withr until officer until 1:00 a.m. a couple hours still to go on this along with donut jokes and a coffee break at starbucks. the tweets include a vehicle that was pulled over without any lights on. it turns out it was a rental and no action was taken. the goal here
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Nov 8, 2012 5:00am PST
same group who successfully campaign odd to defeat super adviser christina alagi in tuesday's election, -- one of four who vote give the sheriff his job back. mirkarimi was suspended following a domestic violence incident involving his wife before he was resainted. >>> president obama and congressional -- leaders barely have time to cap their breath. the fiscal cliff that threatens to throw u.s. economy back into recession. katie marzullo live in the newsroom in is going to take compromise. >> reporter: -- skeptical they are going to do it, lawmakers have not found much common ground over the past four years washington remains almost unchanged after the election. president obama has already talked with the top four leaders in the house and senate on the phone from chicago before returning to the white house last night that includes house speaker ran john boehner. he says his party is willing to consider tax increases only under the right circumstances which include fewer tax loopholes and simpler, fairer tax code. right now all sides are laying out opening arguments for negotiations th
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Nov 13, 2012 12:00am PST
to know that the presidential election officially ended this weekend, four days after the polls closed. the votes from florida finally came in. saturday they cast their electoral votes for president obama and also declared philip phillips the winner of "american idol." they're slow. i'm surprised how slow they are. i know there are a lot of older people in florida but have you ever played bingo with old people? they're lightning fast. i used to go with my grandmother. i'd have one card i was focused on. she'd play 35 cards and you'd here o-75 and she'd be like bop, bop, bop, bop and reach over with her left hand and pow, right on mind and i'd sit there in shock. maybe they introduced a gambling element into voting it would go faster but in any case the election is finally over and now florida can get back to doing what it does best, which is -- what, eating early and driving slowly. mitt romney may have lost florida but has a supporter in indiana. eric hartsburg thought it a good idea to have the romney/ryan logo tattooed on his face. he'll feel stupid when he finds out about ca
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00am PST
and was shot a few block as way >>> newly elected bay area councilmember in intensive care treated for meningitis. gary bell is you ever something a setback after winning a seat on the council last week. he got sick days before the election was able to leave the hospital to attend his victory party. he's -- >> today california state university leaders are considering what to do about undergrads who overstay their welcome they are called super seniors. the board is expected to discuss a proposal to charge hefty fees for students who have completed five years of fulltime graduate work. the board is expected to vote on the proposal tomorrow. >>> san mateo police starting new program to prevent traffic, bike and pedestrian injuries and death. department has received a $60,000 grant from california to fund special activities for one year, cracking down on -- the department plans to identify the worst dui offenders, conduct stakeouts and revoke licenses. >>> another delay in opening of tunnel. 300 million dollar project was supposed to be finished in 2010. caltrans estimated late 2012 op
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Nov 13, 2012 1:05am PST
to be reminded. the election just ended and then all of a sudden thanksgiving two weeks away. >> now the turkey can be dropped off at the food bank center and bing center in san carlos. extended the ours to make donating easier and information for donating to the just go to our web site and look under see it t vn t v. alo find a if you get list of food center in your neighbor. it's not just a meal. it is a day of community building. reporting live in san jose, abc 7 news. >> surely. that thanks very much. >> up next. bay area virus hunters on a mission. >> i'm basically ready for nature to give me another curve ball. >> inside the lab researchers trying to save one step ahead of the next outbreak. >> soft drink. probably not part of the diet but it might be but new cola will slim you down. shoppers fighting fashion treasure without heading to the mall. >> all of that and later on "nightline". >> come up next on "nightline". the shocking new details in the sex scandal brought down the head of the cia. high profile mistress the fbi investigation that unraveled it all, we have t more. n
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Nov 13, 2012 4:00am PST
cambodia. >>> former vice presidential candidate paul ryan has confirmed reports that election night results took the romney camp completely by surprise. ryan told our milwaukee station that the campaign was well-run. but in the end, it was not enough. he says reality finally sank in when they lost ohio. >> the polling we had, the numbers we were looking at, looked like we stood a pretty good chance of winning. so, when the numbers came in, you know, going the other direction, and we saw the kind of turnout that was occurring in urban areas, which were really fairly unprecedented, it did come as a bit of a shock. >> when asked about a potential future run for the white house, ryan said it was the last thing on his mind right now. he's looking forward to sleeping, probably. >>> time, now, for this morning's weather from across the nation. it's going to be a wet day from northern california to seattle. up to half a foot of snow is expected in the cascades and northern rockies. rain in south texas. morning frost along the gulf coast. also, chilly in the northwest. and rain along the eas
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